Mental barrier broken at 3rd Park Run πŸ‘Š - Couch to 5K

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Mental barrier broken at 3rd Park Run πŸ‘Š

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
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Once again an array of coloured tee shirts, toned legs & trainers went whizzing past me at my 3rd Park Run since Graduation ~ and quelle surprise 😱 Here come the Gremlins ... πŸ™„ but I plodded on, "Slow 'n' steady, slow 'n' steady; you can do this Laura!!" And I did it. I ran non stop for 33 minutes 😬 Walked for around 90seconds and ran the rest of the 5k!! 😊 First run with "others" where I haven't caved in psychologically πŸ’ͺ And a new PB to boot πŸ™ŒπŸ’«

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NJGam
NJGamGraduate

Well done. I’m going to attempt my first park run in a couple of weeks and it’ll be my first time running with others. I see them all every week when I’m out for my plod but I’ve been encouraged by the amount of other plodders!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to NJGam

Thank you, and I'm sure you will enjoy it 😊 There don't seem to be many plodders at our one, and knowing that you're "allowed" to walk has been a real test of strength for me! I just don't feel as committed to not walking when I'm surrounded by other people! But i did it today so at least next week I'll know I can do it 😊

Runningroni
RunningroniGraduate

Well done, apart from passing you are the folk who do these runs generally as nice and supportive as those on here. I would like to try one.

I had put my Spotify library on shuffle this morning and remembered I had not removed your mate Dizzy, thankfully he did not put in an appearance.

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to Runningroni

Haha Runningroni don't remove Dizzee! 🀣 Let him reside in a quiet corner of your library, you can think of me when he pops up! 🀣 Yes the general culture of Park Run is that it's inclusive for all, and everyone is encouraged and valued for their efforts! There is even some cheering on the final stretch 😬 Well worth doing 😊

Well done - brilliant! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks Ripcurl 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Sweet! Well done. And a PB too!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay66UK it feels like I might have had a long awaited breakthrough 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Well done! x

Well done! πŸ‘

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to owmeknees

Thank you 😊

Great to hear of your success! Well done!

Thank you 😬

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well done...that's a great time!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

😱😱 you might have misread that Saartjie ~ I didn't complete it in 33! 🀣

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Oops...oh well still a fab achievement either way 😜

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate

Well done Flara, I knew you could do it! Very nearly there! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€—

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to TailChaser

Aww thanks TailChaser 😊 Determined to get there, slowly 🐌 Hope all is going well for you 😊

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

You will, I know you will 😊 You certainly won’t get there slower than me, believe me! I’ve just posted a little rant (again!). πŸ™„

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to TailChaser

😱 I've just seen it!! 😩

Well done - fantastic effort - you must be really proud πŸ’ͺ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Thank you! Feeling proud is not an emotion I'm used to, but if I carry on in this direction I'm hoping it will come naturally 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Mad me sad to read that, but I can identify with it. Keep feeling proud.

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

This running thing is a huge personal development thing for both of us I think Jay66UK 😊 Proud of us both 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

πŸ‘

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